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Albert Edward BEATTIE

Regimental number5424
Place of birthTumut, New South Wales
SchoolWellington Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingDistrict School, Yass, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGilmour via Tumut, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.2
Height5' 7"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, William James Beattie, Gilmore via Tumut, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of eyesight)
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death30
Place of burialCanadian Cemetery No 2 (Plot 12, Row B, Grave No 8), Neuville-St Vaast, Pas de Calais, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William BEATTIE, Gilmore, Tumut, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 December 1916; joined 20th Bn, in the field, 26 December 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 January 1917 (scabies), and transferred to Anzac Corps Rest Station; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 January 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 February 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 9 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 11 March 1917.

Reported missing, believed killed by the explosion of a mine, 25 March 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 4 December 1917, concluded: 'Killed in action, 25 March 1917'.

Originally listed as 'No known grave'; remains discovered in 1930.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEATTIE Albert Edward
Red Cross File No 0300703D

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